The Sealed Grimoire Archive
Obviously, the Japanese VC is the place to be for the best games quickest but I wonder how Nintendo instagramfollowershacksz.com will handle the likes of SoR? Remember that those 3 games were left off the US Sonic Gems Collection as they would have raised the age rating. AFAIK all games on the US VC at the minute are rated E. Maybe the more mature games will come later when parental control locks are in place solely for the VC?Moving on, it’s been quite surprising IMO to see FF Tactics get such a milking. I enjoyed the first game (one of my very first PSone imports!) and will be buying the PSP and likely DS version but never had it down as being superpopular or anything.Either way, hopefully, as you said, Parasite Eve will be getting the special treatment soon. TBH I’d settle for a PSP port of the two games and maybe some sort of DS spinoff. I loved the first game (subject matter was cool and it had a nice battle system. Aya was hot too) and have the second game unplayed so this would give me a good chance to catch up on it.As for the VF5 thing, I don’t see it making too much of a difference really now that I’ve had time to think about it. 99% of Japanese will buy it for the PS3 and the US and Europe have never warmed to the series as much as other fighters (like Tekken which is still a PS exclusive) so I can’t see that many sales being taken away from Sony.Plus, personally I’ll be buying one of the arcade sticks to play it with but I know I’d much rather play the game with the Sixaxis than the 360 pad.12212006, 04:09 PMPlus, personally I’ll be buying one of the arcade sticks to play it with but I know I’d much rather play the game with the Sixaxis than the 360 pad.I still don’t know why people love the Sony pads for fighters, they’re horrible(dpad and buttons) compared to the Xbox pads.I wouldn’t say I love them for fighters, but I definitely prefer the PS dpad to the Xbox one.Plus, although R2 and L2 wouldn’t be as effective as they are on the PS2 pad (as they’re more like the 360/Dreamcast triggers) I’d far rather use R1 and L1 than the 360s L and R buttons.12212006, 04:43 PMThe Virtual Fighter 5 for the 360 is a huge surprise for me to hear about, but at the same time it is not. I have a feeling we are going to start seeing a trend here of few exclusives for systems these days. I think the main reason why Sega chose to put it on the 360 is mainly due to economics. Developing for the 360 and PS3 is expensive and companies want to make a profit, so simply by expanding the system base for the game increases the demographic, thus the number of games sold for a title.With Virtual Fighter 5 now on the 360, I think it increases fuel to the fire to the possibility of MGS4 on the 360. While I really believe Kojima wants MGS4 to be exclusive for PS3 and he is developing the game around the PS3, with VF5 being released on the 360 and with Konami stating the game is still an exclusive for the PS3 “at this time” leads me to the conclusion that not only is porting a game from the PS3 to the 360 possible, but most likely the drive to port is based on economics. If Metal Gear Solid 4 ever gets ported to the 360, I doubt it would be Kojima that made the decision, but Konami in the hopes of making a bigger profit.As for which version of the game is more superior, I’m a firm believer of the console it was originally developed on makes a better game. However, I think the only limitation of porting a PS3 game over to the 360 right now is the limitations of DVD to support something in 1080P. The resolution of the game will have to be downscaled to support a game. Other than that, I really wonder if there will be a huge difference between the PS3 version of VF5 and 360 (aside from graphics). I guess we will have to just wait and see.12222006, 01:26 AMI dunno, I think Castlevania IV is a pretty weak entry in the series It doesn’t really even approach getting going until the third or forth stage.Well it has been a long time since I played the game, but I was fond of it back in the day. Heck when the Super Nes was gotten it was one of the very first games I played. Granted my Castlevania experience was kind of limited to the first two games. I can’t remember if I beat the original, but I know I could never beat Simon’s quest for some reason.12222006, 03:02 AMOther than that, I really wonder if there will be a huge difference between the PS3 version of VF5 and 360 (aside from graphics). I guess we will have to just wait and see.